Category Archives for "For CEOs"

How to Gain Meaningful Employment Over 50

First time I heard it, I was astonished. A friend (and an ex-client) was visiting Sydney with his wife, and we were sharing a dinner. We had worked together more than a couple of decades ago, on some key projects, when I was still learning the art and craft of consulting.  He had gone on […]

How You Define Success Determines Your Results

“What is success? How do you define it in your current role?” It was a simple question. I asked this question of the room in general. I expected multiple replies from the all the executives in the room. Then, I realised that none would be forthcoming. A number of cultural factors were at play. The […]

What is Common Between Enron and Bitcoin?

I was at a Melbourne Cup luncheon yesterday, and someone asked me why I do not write about Bitcoin. On my mobile, I showed them a paragraph from my book THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK written in 2013, where I talk about the emerging Digital Currency Networks. But the truth is that given the attention Bitcoin […]

Information age thinking needs information rich leadership

Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They know just the right questions to ask at the right moment. Towards the end of this blog I will relate my recent experience with one such question.  They may not know the answer, but they […]

Consequences of Confusing Between Supply Chain and Logistics Can be Painful

Recently, obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei hit global headlines when she disclosed the story of a young couple who came to her after four years of intense attempt to get pregnant. As it happens in these cases – when the wife could not get pregnant even after 4 years of marriage, the family pressure was piling on. […]

Do Not Topple The Global Economy Mr Trump

I have nothing against you President Trump. I have nothing for you either. But, when I heard of the directive to manufacture  iPhones in USA, I had to write this post. This is one of the weakest ideas I have heard from Supply Chain point of view, and I am not indulging in a political […]

Upgrading Your Supply Chain to the Next Level? One Point that (Nearly) Everyone Misses

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The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were no windows, and barely any space to move. A round table in the center was surrounded by four cheap chairs. The message it sent was of frugality and simplicity. Yet the four people in the room […]

Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management

Trust in Supply Chain

Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important?Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me in a graphic manner. An owner of a medium sized business (who was trying to be one of our well-wishers) showed me (and one of our new recruits in sales management department) the way they were […]

How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain

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Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about how to improve supply chain. They are surprised to discover that what they thought was a well-functioning Supply Chain turned out to hide such a tremendous amount of problems. Five tell-tale signs that help you […]

Why Almost Everybody is Missing the Most Important Point in Their Solution to Amazon’s Threat to Australian Retailers

AMAZON'S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS

HOW BIG AMAZON’S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS? Yesterday (on 2nd November 2017) I happened to briefly glance at the Australian Financial Review – the key finance newspaper in this country while I was waiting in the lobby for a meeting. Almost the entire paper was devoted to just one single topic – AMAZON’S THREAT TO […]

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